Galway gymnast Emma Slevin makes history at European Championships

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Galway Daily sports Galway gymnast Emma Slevin makes history at European Championships

Galway gymnast Emma Slevin has made history this week at the women’s qualification round of the 2021 European Gymnastics Championships.

Yesterday evening say Slevin, from Renmore Gymnastics Club, become the Irish female gymnast to qualify for a senior All-Around final in the European Championship.

Competing in Basel, Switzerland on Wednesday evening among 109 gymnasts from 38 countries, Emma finished the qualifier for the with a score of 50.432.

She will compete on Friday in the All-Around Top–24 Final, which takes place from 12.15pm – 2.45pm Irish time and will be broadcast on RTÉ2

Speaking following the competition, Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher said “A superb day for women’s gymnastics in Ireland”

“Emma’s performance cements her position as one of the best All-Around gymnasts in Europe and again a history maker as our first senior AA women’s finalist.”

Renmore Gymnastics Club also offered their congratulation to Emma, posting to facebook “We are so proud of you – best of luck on Friday! Following on from the long Covid break from competition Emma came back fighting and made history to qualify as the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for a Senior All Around Final.”

Meg Ryan from Cork, who is a first reserve for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, also competed yesterday in three of the four apparatus, and counted no major errors.

Ciaran Gallagher said “For all gymnasts the target is always for a clean competition which both girls delivered. On behalf of everyone at Gymnastics Ireland huge congratulations to Emma & Meg